Disabled Adult Children

Lawyer for Disability Benefits for Disabled Adult Children in Chicago

Demetra Geller is a lawyer for disability benefits for disabled adult children in Chicago.
Demetra Geller of Nash Disability Law, right, proudly helped Judith Colon of Chicago, bottom left, win disabled adult child benefits from Social Security.
Demetra Geller is a lawyer for disability benefits for disabled adult children in Chicago.

Getting Disability Benefits for Disabled Adult Children In Chicago

To qualify as a “disabled adult child”, the Social Security Administration has fairly clear rules. You must be over the age of 18, you must be unmarried, your condition must meet the applicable disability criteria before you turned 22, and at least one of your parents must have worked enough under SSA and also be either retired, deceased or receive Social Security disability.

As a disabled adult child, you probably haven’t paid enough into the disability system to qualify for benefits on your own. Because of this, the SSA will use a parent’s history of work under SSA as your qualification for disability benefits.

Qualifying as a disabled adult child can be a confusing and complicated process; get help from a disability attorney before you apply. Or, if you were denied, call a disability attorney right away.

Whether you need to apply or appeal, let the Chicago area attorneys at Nash Disability Law help you with your claim.

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Find a lawyer for disability benefits for disabled adult children in Chicago.Find a lawyer for disability benefits for disabled adult children in Chicago.

If you’re an adult with a disability, you could qualify for SSDI benefits based on your parents Social Security record.

What Does the SSA Consider a Disability?

The SSA has a long set of conditions that qualify, but basically, you must prove the following:

  • You have a disability that left you unable to work before age 22, and is expected to last that long, or is expected to result in death, and;
  • Your physical or mental condition prevents you from working.

Winning disability benefits has never been, and certainly in today’s climate, is not easy. Most people who apply are denied. It’s a complex system and things get even trickier when you’re trying to qualify as a disabled adult child.

If you need help figuring out whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability, CALL the disability attorneys at Nash Disability Law at 312-626-0491.

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